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 Portrait of Enid Starkie by Patrick George. Time magazine referred to her as “a brilliant Rimbaud scholar who pub-crawls about Oxford in bright red slacks and beret while smoking cigars”. Courtesy of Somerville College, Oxford

‘A bit of a character” is how an Irish newspaper journalist once referred to Enid Starkie. The colourful Dublin-born academic worked in Oxford Univers(...)

Collin Morikawa celebrates with a thumbs-up after winning the 2020 PGA Championship at TPC Harding Park in San Francisco. Photograph: Tom Pennington/Getty Images

Collin Morikawa will not shy away from any sense that victory at the 102nd US PGA Championship is just the beginning. Golf’s latest Major champion, wh(...)

The Book of Kells exhibition is due to reopen on August 10th, but pre-Covid relied on foreign visitors for 87% of ticket sales last year.

Trinity College Dublin (TCD) has lodged major plans for a new visitor centre for its Book of Kells exhibition and urgent works to its 18th-century Old(...)

Prof Denis O’Sullivan. Analysed moon rocks brought back by Neil Armstrong on board the Apollo 11 spacecraft. Photograph: Eric Luke

If you are resorting to virtual table quizzes to break the Covid-19 lockdown boredom, try this question: who links these three things – moon rocks, hi(...)

Prof Cal Muckley: ‘Students come from different backgrounds in terms of sectors and education as well as nationality’

The economic fallout from the Covid-19 crisis has left many people at a career crossroads but this period of uncertainty can offer opportunities, acco(...)

Anthony Fauci, director of the US National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, listens to Donald Trump speak about the coronavirus during a task force news conference at the White House in March. Photograph: Erin Schaff/New York Times

It is an odd moment to surrender to coronavirus. Right and left, conservative and liberal – all parts of the US spectrum embraced the language of war.(...)

Winter (C), a llama on a farm run by Ghent University in Belgium. Photograph: Tim Coppens via The New York Times

The solution to Covid-19 may have been staring us in the face this whole time, lazily chewing on a carrot. All we need, it seems, is llamas. A study (...)

Growing US joblessness put a dampener on Wall Street. Photograph: AFP via Getty

Markets slumped on Thursday as the European Central Bank (ECB) warned the euro zone economy could shrink 12 per cent while US jobless figures rose fas(...)

SETI@home is winding down after 21 years

SETI@home, which began in 1999, was one of the first large-scale citizen science projects available on the web. Created by the University of Berkeley,(...)

Passengers wearing protective face masks arrive at the Shanghai South railway station in Shanghai. Photograph:  Noel Celis/AFP via Getty Images

China raised the death toll from the coronavirus epidemic to 811 on Sunday, passing the number killed globally by the Sars epidemic in 2002 and 2003. (...)

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